New Zealand chooses Google Chromebooks over Microsoft Windows 10 for education - Don't just stick to...

New Zealand chooses Google Chromebooks over Microsoft Windows 10 for education - Don't just stick to what you have been used to...

While many people use Windows 10 every day, I sometimes wonder how many actually enjoy doing so. Look, Microsoft's operating system is very popular, but that could be largely out of habit. The interface is very inconsistent, and with aggressive telemetry, it can feel like you are being spied on too (yes even though the O is not manufactured in China). Computers running Microsoft's OS are prone to malware, and even worse, users could find their important files deleted! Hell, even the Surface hardware feels uninspired these days. Once people start looking at alternatives, such as the excellent Linux-based Chromebooks, they may wonder why they need Windows 10 at all.

For education, in particular, many schools find Chromebooks safer and easier to manage. Not to mention, they can be quite cost effective too. So it should come as no surprise that a major country has chosen Chromebooks over Windows 10 devices for education. What is the country of which I speak? New Zealand. You see, all public schools there now have access to Chrome Education licenses.

As a matter of principle education departments should be seeking out cost-effective, preferably open source, and always only interoperable software. Large education sectors can dictate terms and influence what is in their interests.

See https://betanews.com/2018/10/22/nz-chromebook-linux-kiwi-edu/


New Zealand chooses Google Chromebooks over Microsoft Windows 10 for education
While many people use Windows 10 every day, I sometimes wonder how many actually enjoy doing so. Look, Microsoft's operating system is very popular, but that could be largely out of habit. The interface is very inconsistent, and with aggressive telemetry, it can feel like you are being spied on too. Computers running Microsoft's OS are prone to malware, and even worse, users could find their important files deleted! Hell, even the Surface hardwar...

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